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Patricia Houghland
Chair, Family Care Council Florida

In honor of National Volunteer Month, I’d like to express my great appreciation for the 180 members of the 15 local Family Care Councils (FCCs) for their hard work and service educating, empowering, and advocating for Floridians with developmental disabilities and their families.

These volunteers are the driving force behind measurable, effective change on the local level. They also partner with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to make sure self-advocates and families have input in statewide policies.

We’ve made great progress, but there’s so much more we want to accomplish. With your help, we can achieve even greater things.

FCC members are individuals with developmental disabilities and parents, siblings, grandparents, and guardians of people who qualify for services from APD. They mentor families, meet with legislators, host educational forums, review APD policies, and more.

If you’d like to get involved as a member, connect with someone who is experiencing a similar journey, or learn more about the FCCs’ 25 years of service to our state, please visit www.fccflorida.org or call 1-800-470-8101.

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